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Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection

One of the nation's great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry, the Flanders Ballad Collection was the lifework of Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972), of Springfield, Vermont.  Over the course of thirty years, and with the assistance of Marguerite Olney, Flanders gathered and preserved more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folksongs and ballads as sung by native Vermonters and other New Englanders. In May, 1941, she donated the collection to Middlebury College with the proviso that it be kept in a "fireproof environment" and that it should be used as a resource for academic and scholarly research.

The Flanders Ballad Collection remains one of Middlebury's greatest research collections, consulted frequently by folklorists and musicians locally, nationally, and internationally. Titles of books, songsters, and hymnals in the Flanders Collection are available in Middlebury's online catalog. We at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives are extremely excited to make much of this content, including IRENE optical scans of rare wax cylinder field recordings, printed broadsides, and more available to the public via the Internet Archive.

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20x11 cm. First Line: "A Soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
An index of sound recordings in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives.  Includes a detailed account of the collection process and history of the Flanders Ballad Collection.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk music, Index, Music history, Ethnography
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7 x 10.5 cm b&w negative transparency; 7 x 10.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 14-343 Photograph of some of the toys of Jim Flanders This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Toys, Unknown location, Photographs
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 16 cm This is a scanned copy of the original text in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Topics: Minstrel shows, Songsters, African-americans, Burlesque, Racism, Minstrelsy, Racism -- United States
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6 x 9.5 cm b&w negative transparency; 12.5 x 18 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 07-240 Charles Finnemore and Hanford Hayes This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Finnemore, Charles, Maine, Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette from the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives. Track 01a : Billy Boy - voice performance by Josiah Kennison at Townshend (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 01b : Jim Fisk - voice performance by Josiah Kennison at Townshend (Vt.). Classification #: LAF18. Dated 1931. Track 02a : Two Brothers (Twa Brothers) - voice performance by Josiah Kennison at Townshend (Vt.). Classification #: CH049. Dated 04-06-1932....
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25 x 20 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 06-225 Sister M. Anselm (at far right), convent of Mercy (Burlington, Vt) with students members of the acapella choir, the only student chapter of the National Catholic Music Educators in the state of Vermont. Seen with their project "Music and Musicians of Vermont" exhibited at the CME National Convention in Milwaukee, WI, May 1961. One section of the project was devoted to work with Helen Hartness Flanders. This is a scanned version...
Topics: Group photos, Burlington (Vt.), Photographs
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7 x 9.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 13-320 Photograph of Mr. Cuthbert and Mrs. Mary Powell ? This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Cuthbert and Mary Powell?, Unknown location, Photographs
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3.5 x 3.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-108 Portrait of Sam Henry This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Henry, Sam, Unknown location, Photographs
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Box 2, Cylinder 19 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs performed by Orlon Merrill of Charlestown, NH. Contents (by label): "Gerry's rock"; "O cruel was my father"; "Harry K. Sawyer"; "The big jeest"; "Patrick Shayen"; "A gay Spanish maid"; "Come down from yon dreary...
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5.5 x 17 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 06-186 Portrait of Asa Davis This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Davis, Asa, Flanders, Helen Hartness, Photographs
25 x 20.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 09-266 In the photograph, reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt. This photograph proved to be the last of some fifteen programs with "Granny Fish" (as Lena Bourne Fish preferred to be known). This is a scanned version of the...
Topics: Group photos, Harvard (Mass.), Photographs
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Box 1, Cylinder 1 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. Contents (from label): "Steamboat quickstep" "Lamplighter's hornpipe" "Miss McLoud's reel" "Larry O'Gaffe"
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Ballads, Folksongs, New England, IRENE scans, Wax cylinders
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6 x 17 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 06-187 Portrait of Jonathan Moses This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Moses, Jonathan, Unknown location, Photographs
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7.5 x 9.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 07-242 Photograph of Jusiah Kennison coming from a little chapel This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Kennison, Jusiah, Bennington (Vt.), Photographs
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9 x 9 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 13-331 Photograph of an unidentified man celebrating his 94th birthday. Possibly a close friend or a relative of the Flanders family This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Unidentified, Unknown location, Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : Lord Banner (c) (Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard) - voice performance by Elwin Burditt at Springfield (Vt.). Classification #: CH081. Dated 06-14-1931. Track 01b : Tune the Old Cow Died On - voice performance by Elwin Burditt at Springfield (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 02a : Old...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music, Wax...
19.5x11.5 cm. First Line: "The heart bow'd down by weight of woe" Note: "From the Opera of The Bohemian Girl" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
29x12 cm. First Line: "Some little experience I've had in my time" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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19.5x11.5 cm. First Line: "On yonder rock reclining" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Manuscripts, Helen Hartness Flanders
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19.5x11.5 cm. First Line: "Oh, my golden slippers am laid away" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : In St Charles (Lady of Carlisle) - voice performance by Margaret Shipman at Lee (Ma.). Classification #: LAO25. Dated 08-05-1941. Track 02a : Jeanno and Jeannette - voice performance by Margaret Shipman at Lee (Ma.). Dated 09-05-1941. Track 02b : [fragment] Quaker's Wooing...
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19.5x12 cm. First Line: "Oh, Columbia, the gem of the ocean" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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29x11 cm. First Line: "You gentlemen and maidens come and listen unto me" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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6 x 5.5 cm b&w Negative transparency I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-002 Ayer, Will playing the Violin This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Ayer, Will, Fitchburg (Mass.), Photographs
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4 x 6.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-056 Portrait of Sam Henry This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Henry, Sam, Unknown location, Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Le Credo du paysan - voice performance by Lawrence LeCours at Hardwick (Vt.). Dated 1954. Track 02 : La Babillarde - voice performance by Jacquline LeCours at Hardwick (Vt.). Dated 1954. Track 03 : Les Cloches du Hameau - voice performance by Roger LeCours at Hardwick...
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6 x 9 cm b&w negative transparency I.5, Box 4, Folder 07-239 Photograph of two unidentified women, probably friends or relatives of the Flanders' Family This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Unidentified, Unknown location, Photographs
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Box 3, Cylinder 28 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Florence Titus Water of Battleboro, VT, except "Knee trotting song" performed by Margaret White Bent of Westminster, CT. Contents (by label): "Knee trotting song" "Virginal three" "All things (smiling)"...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : Irish Wedding - voice performance by George Churchill at Brandon (Vt.). Dated 1934. Track 01b : [fragment] Hurrah for Old New England - voice performance by George Churchill at Brandon (Vt.). Dated 1934. Track 01c : Lord of Ludderdale - voice performance by Ellen M Sullivan...
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Box 5, Cylinder 56 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Lillian Mason Morton of St. Albans, VT. Contents (by label): "The cambric shirt" "Swapping song"
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38x13 cm. First Line: "Oh, farewell to poor old Erin's Isle, I now must leave you for awhile" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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Track 01a : Springfield Mountain - voice performance by John B Wheeler at Burlington (Vt.). Classification #: LAG16. Dated 05-14-1931. Track 01b : Jiffery James and John - voice performance by John B Wheeler at Burlington (Vt.). Dated 05-14-1931. Track 02a : Green Mountain Ranger - fiddle performance by Lucien Girard at Burlington (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 02b : Champion Quadrille - fiddle performance by Lucien Girard at Burlington (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 02c : Doll Jig - fiddle performance by...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01a : Haste to the Wedding - fiddle performance by William Webster at Wakefield (Ri.). Dated 05-07-1945. Track 01b : Soldier's Joy - fiddle performance by William Webster at Wakefield (Ri.). Dated 05-07-1945. Track 01c : Fairy Dance - fiddle performance by William Webster at...
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9 x 6.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 13-329 Photograph of two unidentified people sitting by the porch. They could be either friends or relatives of the Flanders. This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Unidentified, Unknown location, Photographs
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Box 4, Cylinder 37 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Lucien Girard of Burlington, VT. Contents (by label): "Bad ear mule" "Old hoe down" "Wreck of '97" "Devil's dream"
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Cruel Was My Father (Fatal Snowstorm) - voice performance by Christina Henry at Providence (Ri.). Classification #: LAP20. Dated 10-30-1945. Track 02 : Golden Vanity (Sweet Trinity) - voice performance by Christina Henry at Providence (Ri.). Classification #: CH286. Dated...
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Box 5, Cylinder 60 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Euclid I. Williams. Contents (by label): "Andrew Bardeen" "Will the weaver" "Botany bay" "Fair Charlotte (poor)"
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14.5 x 9 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 17-349 Photograph of Smiley Manse Helen Hartness Flanders' home in Springfield This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Buildings, structures, etc, Springfield (Vt.), Photographs
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9 x 7 cm b&w negative transparency; 9 x 7 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 14-336 Photograph of a House, probably property of the Flanders This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Buildings, structures, etc, Unknown location, Photographs
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Box 3, Cylinder 25 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Ellen M. Sullivan of Springfield, VT. Contents (by label): "Children in the wood" "James Bird" "Young Charlotte" "Wild cowboy" "Two brave boys in blue"
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : [fragment] Journeyman Tailor (Jolly Young Sailor & the Beautiful Queen) - voice performance by Myra Daniels at E Calais (Vt.). Classification #: LAO13. Dated 1934. Track 01b : There's a Light in the Window - voice performance by Myra Daniels at E Calais (Vt.). Dated 1934....
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19.5x11 cm. First Line: "Alone in the dreary and pitiless street" Note: See the Song "Somebody's Child"; Music published by Compton & Doan, St. Louis, MO This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by Rowland Howard (composer)
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36x28 cm. First Line: "Come join hand in hand brave Americans all" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : C'est la belle Francoise - voice performance by Marie Antoinette LeRiche at Hardwick (Vt.). Track 02 : A la claire fontaine - voice performance by Leo Guillette at Hardwick (Vt.). Track 03 : A St-Malo beau port de mer - voice performance by LeRiche at Hardwick (Vt.)....
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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6.5 x 10 cm b&w negative transparency; 6.5 x 10 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 14-337 Photograph of Jim Flanders, son of Ralph Flanders and Helen Hartness Flanders This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Flanders, Jim, Unknown location, Photographs
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by Harry Kennedy (composer)
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20x11.5 cm. First Line: "Little empty cradle, treasured now with care" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Dumb Wife - voice performance by Amos Eaton at S Royalton (Vt.). Classification #: LAQ05. Dated 08-12-1945. Track 02 : Johnny Sands - voice performance by Amos Eaton at S Royalton (Vt.). Classification #: LAQ03. Dated 08-12-1945. Track 03 : Tom Bolynn (Brian O'Linn) - voice...
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23.5x16 cm. First Line: "You feeling-hearted Christians wherever that you be" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Black-Eyed Susan - voice performance by Lena Bourne Fish at E Jaffrey (Nh.). Classification #: LAO28. Dated 05-29-1940. Track 02 : Horse-Shoe Over the Door - voice performance by Lena Bourne Fish at E Jaffrey (Nh.). Dated 1943. Track 03 : Black-Eyed Susan - voice...
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19.5x11.5 cm. First Line: "He gave me a pretty red rose" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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Box 5, Cylinder 49 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Luther O. Weeks of Springfield, VT. Contents (by label): "Hull's victory" "Fisher's hornpipe" "Chase the squirrel" "Speed the plow" "Hornpipe" "California reel"
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01a : Logie O' Buchan - fiddle performance by Will Ayer at Fitchburg (Ma.). Dated 05-16-1941. Track 01b : Roy's Wife - fiddle performance by Will Ayer at Fitchburg (Ma.). Dated 05-16-1941. Track 02a : Soldier's Return - fiddle performance by Will Ayer at Fitchburg (Ma.). Dated...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01 : Polko's Daughter - voice performance by Earle Buckingham at Belmont (Ma.). Dated 10-15-1939. Track 02a : Lazarum and Divium - voice performance by Earle Buckingham at Belmont (Ma.). Dated 10-15-1939. Track 02b : Nellie Bly - voice performance by Earle Buckingham at Belmont...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : John Singleton - voice performance by Belle Luther Richards at Colebrook (Nh.). Classification #: LAC15. Dated 07-16-1943. Track 02 : Exile of Erin - voice performance by Belle Luther Richards at Colebrook (Nh.). Dated 07-16-1943. Track 03 : Jamie (Maid in Sorrow) - voice...
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28x11 cm. First Line: "As I walked out on a summers morning" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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20x12 cm. First Line: "I am waiting here to meet my darling" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : [fragment] Maid of the Mountain Brow (Foot of the Mountain Brow) - voice performance by Emily Cross at Waterford (Ct.). Track 02 : [fragment] Gentleman Froggie (Frog and the Mouse) - voice performance by Emily Cross at Waterford (Ct.). Track 03 : I Bought Me a Cock -...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : In the Town of Donegal - voice performance by Eugene Neddeau at Lyndon Center (Vt.). Dated 1942. Track 03 : [fragment] In the Dense Woods - voice performance by Abbie Burgess at Providence (Ri.). Dated 02-04-1945. Track 04a : About Jim Fernald (Interview) - recitation...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Boston Fancy - caller, guitar, fiddle performance by George Bedell at Vershire (Vt.). Dated 07-16-1942. Track 02 : Soldier's Joy - fiddle performance by George Bedell at Vershire (Vt.). Dated 07-16-1942. Track 03 : Girl I Left Behind Me - fiddle performance by George Bedell...
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by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1972
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Box 1, Cylinder 7 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. Contents (by label): "The two sisters" performed by Susan Montague of Woodstock, VT "The bold soldier" performed by Constance Wheeler of Burlington, VT
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19x[11] cm. First Line: "You're all invited and the band engaged" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Two Sisters (Twa Sisters) - voice performance by Edith Ballinger Price at Newport (Ri.). Classification #: CH010. Dated 10-25-1945. Track 02 : Rothesay Day - voice performance by Edith Ballinger Price at Newport (Ri.). Dated 10-25-1945. Track 03 : Are You Going to the Fair...
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11.5 x 7 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 09-263 In the photograph, left to right: Morrison, Katherine; Dragon, Daniel; Daniels, Myra; Professor Davison, Donald; Fish, Bourne Lena, A niece of Elmer George; Olney, Marguerite (Durator of the Flanders Collection, field worker & transcriber of tunes); George, Elmer; Flanders, Hartness Helen; Frost Robert This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and...
Topics: Group photos, Unknown location, Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01a : Come All You Jolly Shanty Boys (Shanty Boys) - voice performance by William LeClair at S Brewer (Me.). Dated 09-29-1945. Track 01b : Dirty Old Cook and the Lousy Cookee (Northwest Carry) - voice performance by William LeClair at S Brewer (Me.). Dated 09-29-1945. Track 02 :...
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by William H. Hutchinson (composer)
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19.5x11.5 cm. First Line: "A soldier stood in the village street" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads
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6 x 9 cm b&w negative transparency; 6 x 9 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 07-234 Photograph of Lily Delorme outside her house This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Delorme, Lily, Cadyville (NY), Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Three Brothers (Sir Andrew Barton) - voice performance by Oscar Degreenia at W Cornwall (Ct.). Classification #: CH250. Dated 05-16-1949. Track 02 : [fragment] House Carpenter (Daemon Lover) - voice performance by Oscar Degreenia at W Cornwall (Ct.). Classification #:...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01a : [fragment] Lake of Cool Finn - voice performance by Belle Luther Richards at Colebrook (Nh.). Classification #: LAQ33. Dated 04-22-1942. Track 01b : [fragment] Bessie of Ballington Brae - voice performance by Belle Luther Richards at Colebrook (Nh.). Classification #:...
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7 x 11.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 13-323 Photograph of a statue in the up in the hills This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Statues, Unknown location, Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Once I was a Maiden - voice performance by Dolly Degreenia at Cornwall (Ct.). Dated 07-29-1954. Track 02 : Fie Diddle O Day (Farmer's Curst Wife) - voice performance by Dolly Degreenia at Cornwall (Ct.). Classification #: CH278. Dated 07-29-1954. Track 03 : Lake of...
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20x12.5 cm. First Line: "'Tis only a pansy blossom" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01a : Over the River to Charlie (Around the Heather) - voice performance by Anna Fiske Hough at Brandon (Vt.). Dated 1940. Track 01b : Brave Wolfe - voice performance by Anna Fiske Hough at Brandon (Vt.). Classification #: LAA01. Dated 1940. Track 02a : Brave Wolfe (c) (Brave...
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